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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    A ROMAN GLASS INSCRIBED BOTTLE

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS INSCRIBED BOTTLE
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Pale green in color, free blown, the globular body on a flat base, with a cylindrical neck and a rounded rim, with a wheel-cut inscription, reading: "Antonia drink and drink sweetly," and in two registers the letters PAM followed by a palm frond above MVR(TU)
    2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886–1960), Rome.
    Ancient Glass formerly in the G. Sangiorgi Collection; Christie's, New York, 3 June 1999, lot 213.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN F. FORT


    Exhibited

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glass of Imperial Rome from the John F. Fort Collection, 2 June-6 October 2002.